March 11th, 2015: Bermuda Events Update

Morning Troops!


If this is Spring, then sign me up – am loving the beautiful weather we’ve been having these past few days!  As you’ll all know by now, as the weather improves, the calendar fills up, so here is the latest news on events in Bermuda:


0312 HH Film Night WWII Part IV

As part of the Historical Heartbeats Lecture Series, there will be a film night at Bermuda National Library on Thursday, March 12th.

From 6pm, there will be a screening of Bermuda and World War II (Part IV) from Brendan Hollis’ About Bermuda series. This is the final chapter of the ministries which detailed Bermuda’s involvement in the Second World War. The events on the island during those years as well as Bermuda’s contribution to the war effort are all recorded in this historically important series.

This film will be moderated by Andrew Bermingham, who will be on hand to answer questions.

This event is free to the public.

For more information, contact Folklife Officer Dr. Kim Dismont-Robinson on 292-1681 or visit


0227 Karl Struss and the Dawn of Tourism

Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art opened their new show, Karl Struss and the Dawn of Tourism, to the public on Friday, February 27th.

Karl is one of the most important yet overlooked photographers of all time. He travelled to Bermuda and documented the island’s beauty. Masterworks has a few of these prints gracing the walls on the Mezzanine Level.

The exhibit will run until September 30th.

For more information, contact 299-4000, or visit


0314 Ted Michener at Masterworks

Guest artist Ted Michener will soon be exhibiting his series of paintings at his Artist in Residence Exhibit at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, opening to the public on Saturday, March 14th.

Hailing from St. Andrews, Canada, Ted’s medium of choice is oil on canvas. The works that he created while in Bermuda will be showcased and available for purchase in the Rick Faries Gallery.

The exhibit will run until March 25th.

For more information, contact 299-4000, or visit


0314 Quiz Night

Flex your mental muscle to win some prizes at Quiz Night at the Mariner’s Club on Saturday, March 14th.

Dinner is served at 6.30pm and the quiz itself starts at 7.30pm sharp. Teams should contain between 4 and 6 people. If you haven’t got a team, they will form one for you!

The cost is $30 per person, which also includes dinner of a meat or vegetable lasagne with Caesar salad.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Frank Kippax at 294-5717 or 338-8056.


0315 Bermuda Docs 112 Weddings and 1971

The March edition of the Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series will be at BUEI on Sunday, March 15th with the documentary 112 Weddings showing at 3pm. This is an award-winning documentary about the timeless themes of love and marital commitment.

This will be followed at 5.15pm by 1971, an award-winning documentary film about ordinary citizens who uncover an FBI programme to spy on American citizens

More details on the films can be found at

Tickets are $15 and available at Oceans Gift Shop or by phoning 294-0204.


0317 St Patrick's Day Tea

Celebrate St. Paddy’s with a wee bit of Irish and lots of fine teas, at Masterworks’ St. Patrick’s Day “Green” Tea on Tuesday, March 17th.

This will take place in the Members’ Lounge from 3pm until 5pm.

The cost is $10 for members, $15 for non-members, and tickets are available from Masterworks.

For more information, contact 299-4000, or visit


0315 Car Boot Sale

Emmanuel Methodist Church in Southampton are holding a Car Boot Sale on Saturday, March 21st.

This will run from 9am until 1pm and raffle tickets for a gourmet gift basket will also be available for $1 or or 6 tickets for $5.

If you have your own items to sell, tables are available at a cost of $20.

For more information, or to book a table, contact 238-1945.


0321 Murder Mystery Dinner

Dine in the 1920s with a 3-course dinner catered by the Mad Hatter’s Restaurant at the Mariners Club’s Murder Mystery Dinner on Saturday, March 21st.

Help to add atmosphere by dressing up in 1920’s styles (not compulsory) and join them at 7pm for cocktails, followed by dinner and the start of Murder-in-the-Manor at 8pm sharp.

Tickets must be purchased by Wednesday, March 18th for catering purposes and any vegetarian requirements should be advised at the time of purchase.

The cost is $75 per person and tickets are available from Frank Kippax on 294-5717, 338-8056 or from the Mariner’s Club Bar.


0322 Charity Fun Walk

Have fun and raise money for our seniors at the Matilda Smith Williams Seniors Residence Charity Walk on Sunday, March 22nd.

The walk will begin and end at the Botanical Gardens and they ask that you get there around 2.30pm for a 3pm start. Gombeys and dancers will perform after the walk.

The registration fee is $25 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Online registration is available at and the deadline is 4pm on March 18th. Part proceeds will go towards activities for our seniors.

For more information, contact Re-Anna Martin or Crystal Waldron at 236-2958 or


0324 Taste 141 Wine Pairing Dinner

A great evening of food and drink is in store at Taste 141’s Wine Pairing Dinner on Tuesday, March 24th.

From 6.30pm until 9.30pm, you can enjoy a delicious five course dinner in a great atmosphere, beautifully paired with wines provided by Gosling’s

The ticket price is $120 and space is limited. Reservations are required.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 292-0777.



Watch dogs of different breeds and size compete at the International Dog Events Association (IDEA)’s Dog Agility Show on Saturday, March 28th and Sunday, March 29th.

This will run from 8.30am until 3pm each day at Somersfield Academy. This is a United States Dog Agility Association titling event with dogs competing from Novice through Masters levels over two days, earning qualifications towards international titles.

Admission is free.

For more information, visit


0315 Car Boot Sale

St. Anthony’s Church are hosting a Car Boot Sale from 9am until 2pm on Saturday, March 28th.

The fee for vendors is $25, which includes a table, and entry is free for shoppers.

For more information, or to reserve a spot, contact Patricia at 505-0702 or



0328 Bermuda Beach Art Festival

Bermuda’s most beautiful asset will be celebrated at the 4th Annual Bermuda Beach Art Festival on Saturday, March 28th.

Artists of all skill levels are invited to participate in this island-wide eco art competition that sees Bermuda’s beautiful beaches adorned with amazing art drawn right on the sand, incorporating the rocks, caves or shape of the beach and exists until the next high tide washes them away.

Don’t know anything about beach art? Don’t worry, as each year an international beach artist hosts free tricks and techniques workshops in advance of the competition.  This year’s guest beach artist is Tony Plant from Conwall in England, who will host four workshops on Horseshoe Bay from 3pm until 5pm on Saturday, March 21st and then from Tuesday, March 24th until Thursday, March 26th from 5.30pm until 6.30pm daily.

To enter, reserve your beach by March 21st by going to with your individual or team name, category (Adult/Family/Teen/Tourist) and choice of beach.  Your choice will be confirmed by return email.  Your art must be created between 9am and noon and your picture posted to the website by 2pm. The main event is on Horseshoe Bay, where they will also feature yoga on the beach.There will also be free yoga also on Elbow Beach from 11am to noon.

There is no cost to participants or spectators.

For more information, contact Nicky Gurret at, Lynne Matcham at, call 295-4597, or visit


0328 Andrew Stevenson at Masterworks

Just in time for whale season, Masterworks presents a new exhibit of photography by Andrew Stevenson, opening to the public in the Rick Faries Gallery on Saturday, March 28th.

Andrew has captured the most beautiful imagery of whales off Bermuda waters and the exhibit will run until April 25th.

For more information, contact 299-4000, or visit


0328 Masterworks Robots

Saturday, March 28th is the last Saturday of the month, which means that it’s Super Saturday at Masterworks in the Botanical Gardens!

From 10am until 2pm, children and their families will be encouraged to participate in art, with free activities spread throughout the museum and outside. Free admission allows visitors to wander through all the galleries and to engage in as many different craft activities as they would like. There are 3 or 4 different activities on hand, suitable for children from toddlers to teens. Some will require parental assistance while others are kids only.

Each month has a different theme and this one will be Robots. There is no need to register so you can just turn up on the day.

For more information, contact 299-4000 or, or visit


0425 Studio Red A Night at the Disco

Dust off your dancing shoes and search through your closet for a 70s/80s outfit as the Bermuda Red Cross is having A Night at the Disco at Studio Red at the Pier 6 Waterfront Complex on Saturday, April 25th.

The party will run from 9pm until 2pm and there are three ticket options available, all of which include a welcome drink at the disco.

Firstly, there is the entrance fee of $65 per person. The Pre-Disco Dinner package option will include a 3 course set meal as well as the entrance fee for $125 per person. Finally, you can upgrade to the VIP option, which includes Lounge Seating for 12 in addition to the Pre-Disco Dinner package and entrance fee at a cost of $185 per person. Restaurant choices are Port O Call, Bistro J, Pearl and Ruby Murrays.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Suzanne at or 236-8253 ext 223.


0704 Sportz Mania

Looking for the perfect summer programme for sporty kids aged between 3 and 8? Sportz Mania’s 2015 Summer Multi-Sport Programmes run every Saturday from July 4th until August 22nd at Somersfield Academy.

Sportz Mania provides children the opportunity to learn and participate in a variety of sports and recreational activities in a non-competitive environment. Their goal is to provide children with a unique and exciting learning experience, while also promoting sportsmanship, perseverance, teamwork, and respect. All programs are high energy, structured, and of course, fun.

The cost is $150 per child.

For more information, registration, and the latest promotion, visit






Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

For a handy Calendar view, click here to go to the Bermuda Calendar section:


Winter Reading Escape: BNL Winter Reading Programme – January 26th to March 13th

Spring Festival of Fashion & Beauty – March 12th

**NEW  Historical Heartbeats Lecture Series: Bermuda and World War II (Part IV) – March 12th

Bermuda Triple Challenge: Urban Foot Race – March 13th

St. Baldrick’s Head-Shave – March 13th

The Power of Breath – starts March 13th

Outta Bounds Live at Taste 141 – March 13th

Bermuda Triple Challenge: Island Challenge – March 14th

**POSTPONED  Christopher West Freedom to Love Conference – March 14th

Student-Centered Gospel Concert – March 14th

**NEW  Quiz Night at the Mariners Club – March 14th

2015 KPMG Round the Grounds Junior Running Race – March 15th

Bermuda Triple Challenge: Royal Challenge – March 15th

Orchid Spa 2015 Wedding Expo – March 15th

**NEW  Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series: 112 Weddings and 1971 – March 15th

City Food Festival – March 16th to 21st

Harvard in Hamilton for the Hungry IX – March 17th

**NEW  St. Patrick’s Day Tea – March 17th

Hasty Pudding Theatricals: Oops! Madrid It Again – March 18th to 20th

18th Bermuda International Film Festival – March 20th to 26th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Lehár’s The Merry Widow – March 21st

**NEW  Emmanuel Methodist Church Car Boot Sale – March 21st

**NEW  Murder Mystery Dinner – March 21st

**NEW  Bermuda Beach Art Festival Workshops – March 21st and 24th to 26th

**NEW  Matilda Smith Williams Seniors Residence Charity Walk – March 22nd

**NEW  Wine Pairing Dinner with Taste 141 and Gosling’s – March 24th

The Second Last Supper – March 26th to 28th

Duel of the Ages – March 27th

Earth Hour 2015: 5K Glow Fun Walk and Run – March 28th

**NEW  St. Anthony’s Church Car Boot Sale – March 28th

**NEW  Bermuda Beach Art Festival – March 28th

**NEW  Super Saturday at Masterworks: Robots – March 28th

**NEW  IDEA Agility Trials – March 28th and 29th

BUEI Holiday Camps: Dabble in the Deep I – starts March 30th

Renegades Booze Cruise 2015 – April 2nd

Bermuda Combat Club: MMA Retreat Weekend with Mark Hominick – April 3rd to 5th

Live Love Laugh Comedy Show – April 4th

BUEI Holiday Camps: Dabble in Prehistoric Seas – starts April 6th

Lunch & Learn Series: YouTube 101 – April 7th

Zoom Around the Sound – April 11th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann – April 18th

Annual Peppercorn Ceremony – April 22nd

BUEI presents An Underwater Extravaganza – April 25th

Swing into Spring Golf Tournament Fundraiser – April 25th

**NEW  Studio Red: A Night at the Disco – April 25th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta / Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle – May 2nd

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Rossini’s La Donna del Lago – May 16th

Relay For Life 2015 – May 29th and 30th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana / Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci – May 30th

Harbour Nights – restarts June 3rd

Charman Prize Entry Deadline – June 25th

**NEW  Sportz Mania 2015 Summer Multi-Sport Programmes – start July 4th




Art Exhibits

Current Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art

**NEW  Karl Struss and the Dawn of Tourism – February 27th to September 30th

**NEW  Artist in Residence: Ted Michener – March 14th to 25th

**NEW  Andrew Stevenson – March 28th to April 25th

Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – February 27th to March 18th

Bermuda Annual Schools Art Show: Primary Schools

International Women’s Club of Bermuda presents Bermuda: An Everyday Life Charity Art Exhibition and Sale – March 6th to 20th

Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – March 20th to April 8th

Bermuda Annual Schools Art Show: Middle and Senior Schools




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